Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Release Party with Carrie Ann Ryan and Marie Harte!

Marie Harte and I are at it again! We love writing, reading, and giving things away, so here we are! I'm a huge fan of Marie's and freaking LOVE her PowerUp! series! She's a hoot and we're here to give away goodies.

ONE winner from either of our blogs will be chosen to win some prizes! 
1) Amazon Gift Cards
2) Print copy of the Dawn Endeavor Series.
3) Print Copy of Charmed Spirits, Holiday Montana Book 1
4) Some swag!

Comment on both of our blogs to enter!  On my blog, you must answer this question:
What is your favorite Holiday to read a romance about?
You can find Marie's here.

Justin Cooper wasn’t always the straight-laced Holiday Elementary School principal. In his youth, he broke all the rules and enjoyed being the bad Cooper brother.  One Christmas Eve night he got a little too rowdy and things changed forever. Now the consequences of that fateful night have come back in full force and the myths of Christmas might be more real than he thought.
Rina Brewer is one of Santa’s elves. Not the tiny cute little toy maker, but the sexy, petite, energy filled bombshell kind. She’s come to Holiday to aid Justin in his new role as Santa’s executive, but as soon as she sees the sexy ex-bad boy, she realizes the job may be more than she bargained for.
As they work together to make this Christmas one to remember, an old foe has come to town to make sure that his holiday is the coldest yet.
Warning: Contains a perky elf who dreams of something more, a Christmas myth who may be a baddie, and a sexy ex-bad boy who craves Christmas cookies…and a certain perky blonde.

Find it On:

Amazon Barnes & Noble | ARe | Kobo

Find it in Print Here:

ENTRANCED ~ a PowerUp! story

Jack Keiser hasn't had an easy time of it. After a disastrous mission for the government years ago, he's been wary of trusting his fellow agents. Or ex-agents, since they no longer work for the government but for him. Keeping them in line is a full time job, made harder by his own strangely developing talent. Jack has the ability to change his shape. He's a chameleon who can assume the appearance of anyone he's ever touched. Even among psychics he's an oddball.

Now Jack's in a bind. Heather Stallbridge, sister to his silent partner in the gym, has gone missing, and it's up to Jack to find her. His journey leads him into the German Alps and to a strange village with even stranger people. To top off an already bad situation, the moment Jack sees Heather, he experiences what feels like love at first sight. Their connection is irrefutable, but he can' t trust that it's real. And that doubt is a problem, because without working together, they'll never find a way to escape the killers in the mountains, or to discover the unexplainable love growing between them.


  1. Hmm Favorite Holiday to read about would have to be Halloween.

  2. You want to know which holiday is my favourite to read about? Okay, that's going to be hard, I like most holidays, but I guess my absolute favourite is Valentines Day. It's just romantic and I'm a total dorky romantic at heart.

  3. for me it is christmas, i dont normally like to watch the lifetime channel but at this time i do lol,so i also enjoy a good christmas book,then i would have to say valentine day

  4. My favorite holiday to read about is christmas. Really is nothing sweeter then a lot of snow and fun packed into a steamy romance!

  5. I love Christmas romances. I'm really quite soppy at heart, and Christmas makes me think of snow, candle light and snuggling up in front of the fire place. Bet you couldn't guess from that comment that I live in Brisbane Australia where the average Christmas temp is 95 degrees!!

  6. Christmas is my favorite holiday to read about. Something about cocoa, fireplaces, snow, and Christmas magic. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. I can't wait to read Santa's Executive! Christmas is definitely my favorite holiday for a story! :)

    Michelle V
    romanceinreview AT gmail DOT com

  8. I love a good Christmas romance! Maybe because I got engaged at Christmas? It is definitely my favorite.


  9. I have to say I like a good Fourth of July romance or one during the fall. Not really Halloween but just sometime celebrating the Fall weather with a hay ride, corn maze, things like that. But for a special holiday, definitely Fourth of July fireworks. Let's make it a hot romance.
    Linda B.

  10. I love to read about Christmas. It puts me in the spirit to buy....


  11. Both these books sound like winners! Congrats to you both!

  12. Christmas is my favorite holiday to read about!


  13. Truthfully, I'd say Christmas. There is something so intrinsically happy about Christmas so romances seem to just go hand in hand with that feeling. That, beside the fact that it is your book, is why I cannot wait to read Santa's Executive!

    Thanks for this Carrie Ann and for getting me acquainted with your writing buddy Marie...Looks like I am going to have to add her to my new favorite authors list. lol :)

  14. I would have to say my Favorite is Christmas. Love those Christmas romances.

  15. As a kid and up into my young adult life I hated everything about Christmas because it reminded me how from the time I was born I was hated by my whole family for simply existing. I spent as much time either on the streets or away from them as I could. But especially during Christmas when I sadly found myself with them was the worst because people are supposed to be nice according to all the books I hid myself away in. Until after I found this shelter in the city. Kids that were like me. The unwanted ones we were kicknamed. It was the first family I had and the first Christmas where I had my first mistletoe kiss and I was lucky enough he had sweats on and no shirt with abs of steel. Because us street kids had to be strong to survive. So 100% Christmas. As an adult and kids of my own and an absolutely wonderful husband it's still not my favorite holiday but when it comes to romance books it's definitely my favorite holiday to read and get lost in.

  16. As a big Paranormal Romance fan, I tend toward Halloween. I loved Charmed Spirits. But in all honesty this is really the first year I've read holiday themed books so that could change! Im loving Santa's Ex. right now! As I said on MH's blog, I love that you guys are doing this together! I'm a big fan of you both! Its so cool you're friends! Chendry123@yahoo.com

  17. I love PNR & Shifters, so Halloween would come to mind for me. Also, the togetherness of friends and family at Christmas and enjoy hot, steamy romance stories about that time of year as well.


  18. I love reading Christmas romances. They really put me in the holiday spirit.Congrats on the new release. Santa's Executive sounds fantastic.


  19. Both books sound like great reads. Thanks for the giveaway.

  20. I love reading about Midsummer, it´s warm, the sun shines almost all through the day and i love the scent of summer.
    Thanks for the giveaway =) Happy Wednesday!

  21. I like to read Christmas stories.


  22. Is St. Patrick's day a holiday? I love reading books around this 'holiday' as they frequently have to do about Irishmen (pant pant), magic, and time travel!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  23. Hi Carrie Ann and Marie.
    Carrie, my fave holiday to read about is Christmas. I love reading a redemption story set during the Christmas season. :)

  24. I love to read Christmas romances, fun holiday stories. I love having snow and all the decorations.

    1. Email. Ann(dot)sheiring(at)gmail(dot)com

  25. I think my favorite is Christmas. There just seems to be more magic in the air. Thanks for the awesome giveaways and Congratulations to both of you on the new releases! You two are some of my favorite authors. I buy everything both of you write. Thanks for sharing.
    Rhonda D

  26. My favorite holiday to read about probably christmas for romance and steamy scenes. Congats Ladies on the releases. Kirsten H


  27. I also agree with liking reading Christmas romances, especially around the holiday, though I don't mind reading in the middle of summer either ;)


  28. I'd have to say that my favorite holiday to read a romance about would be Christmas or Valentine's Day. There's always something magical about a Christmas romance and who doesn't like to read a romance about love on Valentine's Day. :-)


  29. I just read A Bite Befor Christmas by Jeaniene Frost & Lynsay Sands and loved it. 2 short stories by both of these great authors form their wonderful and popular series. Great characters and great stories for both. I also love Sabrina Jeffries Twas the Night After Christmas. This was a great read also. This was a story about a secondary charcter brought out from a previous book. I am glad he got his happy ending.
    Want to read Santa's Executive. Love Carrie Ann's books. Marie is a new author for me, so definately would love to check out her book.
    christinebails at yahoo dot com

  30. Holley Smith
    Favorite Holiday to read about would be Christmas

  31. Loved Both Stories

  32. I love any story any time of year. As long as it is a good book it doesnt matter. Romance is Romance anytime!!


  33. For me, it's Christmas.... It's always special to me!

  34. Hmm Favorite Holiday to read about would have to be Halloween.


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  37. I have to say either Halloween or Valentine's Day are my favorite Holiday romances.


  38. christmas or halloween is my favorite

  39. Halloween or Christmas is my favorite


  40. I'm like Margie...It's gotta be Christmas. I watch EVERY Lifetime and Hallmark Christmas movie and read all of the sappy Christmas books that come out, including Richard Paul Evans and Debbie Macomber. I just become a big mush ball.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  41. Most of the books I like to read is paranormals. So my favorite holiday to read is Halloween. I also like reading all the Christmas books.


  42. I just read North Pole High which was just too adorable for words! :) honeyb717@gmail.com

  43. I love Christmas romances...it IS the most romantic time, even over Valentines day.

  44. i love Christmas but would love to see some Halloween that's my fav time of the year willixt@charter.net

  45. Definitely Christmas -- something about the snow is romantic!


  46. Christmas romances are just magic. They have a little something extra I always feel.


  47. If I can choose, a Christmas romance is what I would pick first, because it is my fave holiday of all.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

    seelk67 at gmail dot com

  48. Any holiday is good and most of the time the best to read would be the holiday that is closest to what time of year it is but I think my favorite holiday to read romances about overall would be either Christmas or Valentines Day. Thanks for the Giveaway and Happy Holidays!